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May 19, 2012 12:00pm EDT
. the american army surrounds the british who are under a virtual siege. the british find out that british general thomas gauge is in charge. they have no one on staff who really is an expert in ciphers and codes and they have no system actually in place to send coded messages to their operations in canada or even here in new york. american general george washington takes command of the troops at cambridge and, again, on the american side there is nobody in charge of cryptology. now what you do have a situation, where merchants are not totally ignorant of codes and ciphers. when they deal with their factors, their agents in london, they had a tendency to use a very cryptive cipher system to tell her agents what price to sell at and so on, and so if their messages were intercepted, their mail, because in the 18th century you had no privacy in the mail. you put it in the mail it was public information and you could pretty much be assured that somebody was going to read it along the way. now, one of the situations is, you have dr. benjamin church who is the surgeon general of the cont
May 20, 2012 1:00pm EDT
royal navy manned because they were disputing with the british and the indians on the frontier, and british policy affected the prizes very badly, and prizes for american exports slumped during this period causing an agricultural depression making people angry. there's a whole range of those sort of grievances. basically, i think why the war was ultimately fought and why it was fought when it was because many of the disputes have been preceded in 1812 by a number of years without necessarily producing the declaration of war was that by the summer of 1811, the main grievance was something called the council, a british form of executive order, the american equivalent is the executive order issued by the president, and through the executive orders or orders on council, the british proclaimed sweeping blockades around europe designed to stop knew rails, -- neutrals, and america is the main neutral lift at this stage in the history of the wars from taking over. they disputed this since 1807, and they hoped the dispute could be solved by diplomacy. the american government realizes diploma
May 21, 2012 1:00am EDT
middle of the napoleonic wars. and the british need to keep them were real baby manned and then the gap british and the then very badly route the period so there is a range of those grievances. the reason it was fought to this many disputes were preceded by a number of years with the summer of 1811 the main grievance was the council. our british form of the executive order. but the british proclaims sweeping blockades designed to stop the new trolls. from taking the experts and the produce in europe. they have been disputing this and it seems it could be negotiated. and the event that the british will not were a. >> it is hard to do public opinion likely due but is the most important but to declaration incongruous were not by wide margins in the house of representatives. it was very close in the senate. 19/13 if three boats had changed the senate, it could not pass the war bell. and it debated near the two weeks and it was touch and go. why it was expedient for the united states to go to great britain after all. >>host: did we have the standing army? >> it was small. on paper bree word
May 1, 2012 10:30pm EDT
freedom and civil rights for the african population, both in the british empire and in the united states. so, he had a front-row seat to two intersecting events at a very tumultuous time in u.s. history. we don't know too much about menard's early life, urts than that he was born in illinois. in 1838. he came from a family that was believed to have been french creole, possibly had a background in new orleans. there is some thought -- it hasn't been firmly established but it was always the family history that he was the descendant of pierre menard, who was the first lieutenant-governor of the state of illinois. he had a white grand father and a black grandmother. his parents were two african-americans, free black s from probably the new orleans area when he was born in 1838. now, the first territorial capital of illinois, he grew up on the frontier that was set aside to be a free state when it was incorporated there. there was a fairly vibrant free black community that grew up there. in illinois. he had enough of a distinction to his background through the menard family connection
May 20, 2012 12:45am EDT
picture the british brought, the lanterns when germany invaded 1914 they did so with 40,000 soldiers on horseback. eight calvary divisions. what were they thinking in the days of barbwire? the machine gun which ended the days of heroic charges forever the result was on the western front where much took place. the line between the armies was roughly frozen in place for almost the entire war. for example the 1915 it solved probably more than a million troops on both sides killed or wounded on the western front in northern france and belgium the year that saw several enormous territory from the germans, the allies over the course of the war over the course of a million casualties gained eight square miles, and instead of those called recharges from the found themselves fighting a devastated landscape. the town of this as a result of the hundreds of millions of artillery shells tie year over the course. they found themselves living below ground, sharing space with corpses. they found themselves fighting knee deep in mud. and they found themselves facing terrifying new weapons they hadn't pl
May 14, 2012 3:00pm EDT
favorably here that after the 7/7 attacks, the day after the uk got the olympics, how most british people just went to work. part of that was because they had been confronted by terrorism and probably because although it was a horrific attack, it wasn't so devastated, it scared everybody. a lot of that is in mindset. is in the attitude towards where do you rate that in terms of the threats that you're confronted by? that is something something that the u.s. isn't in the same place. but in terms of the threats you're faced with, should the most serious thing you be confronted by every single day in the u.s. be a fear of getting on a plane? no, it shouldn't be. actually i thought president bush does a good job in trying to not go and attack everybody in the turbine. sand very heavily criticized saying in a sense that you should go shopping. what he was trying to say is don't be terrified. i think while these issues should be taken very seriously and we should apply a rigid sense of how many civil liberties we give up, we shouldn't be so terrified that we don't leave the building. fra
May 8, 2012 7:00pm EDT
, domenico lombardi of brookings. >>> british prime minister david cameron said today the uk should stick to its economic austerity measures despite the election results in france and greece. that's next on c-span. after that, a conversation won digital media and journalism. then cabinet officials at a town hall meeting talk about public service. later, a discussion on the role of nato and its priorities. >>> tomorrow the house armed services committee works on a defense programs plan for 2013. the authorization proposes $554 billion for the defense department and national security programs and $88 billion for overseas contingency operations. live coverage gets under way at 10:00 a.m. eastern here on c-span3. >>> next, a news conference with british prime minister david cameron and his liberal democrat deputy prime minister nick clegg. prime minister cameron said his coalition government continues to be important and necessary. this comes as both parties saw losses in local elections recently. this event was held at a tractor factory in essex, england, and it's about 35 minutes. >> so as
May 19, 2012 12:30pm EDT
there, because they weren't going to virginia. so he's gone and convinced the british that there's going to be an attack on staten island. and then the eventual result is the fact that his army and the french army are able to move across new jersey without being attacked, and as i'm sure most of you are aware, they make it down to virginia and corn wallace surrenders at yorktown. okay? that gives you pretty much of a run-through on the spycraft that was used during the american revolution. there's many more codes and ciphers. they are in the book. and at this point, i would like to open it up to some questions. and hopefully i have some answers. we have one back there. wait for the mike, please. >> a comment on nathan haile? >> nathan haile was absolutely a very poor spy. i don't know if you're familiar with what's been found out. british general -- scottish general by the name of grant. his papers were found and just became recently available. in there he identifies that robert rodgers actually got haile to tell him that he was a spy and what his mission was. and haile should have
May 9, 2012 9:30am EDT
would particularly underline two areas. firstly, getting lending to british businesses, particularly small and medium sized enterprises. i've just met too many small companies who say they've got great business plan. they are healthy companies and they simply can't get ahold of money. they can't get ahold of the money on reasonable terms. they won't expand. they can't create jobs. we're doing a whole lot to try and fix that problem but i think we all accept in government we need to do more. and the final thing is, invest in infrastructure. not just public money, but private money because we've got infrastructure, road, rail, energy, housing. much of which is just far too old. we need to invest in that for the future that helps create jobs today and a growing, prosperous economy in the future. with that, thanks again, and over to you. >> thank you very much. >> okay. [ applause ] thank you very much. we've got a roving microphone. who wants to ask the first question? sir? >> you've both given us a speech about how you're going to try and make things better. but it seems to me that nei
May 9, 2012 1:30am EDT
rescue, repair and reform the british economy. and i would just really like to add to what david said with three points. firstly, it's worth remembering what we're having to recover from. in my view what happened in 2008 wasn't just any old recession. it wasn't just a blip on an economist's chart. we suffered a big heart attack at the very center of our market. it's like a cardiac arrest where blood no longer pumps around the system because the banks can't lend money into the economy. all that stopped. and it's painstaking work recovering from that. and it's not something we're going to achieve overnight. and so we need to bear in mind the enormity of the trauma if you like that we suffered back in 2008. a second thing i'd say is that deal with the deficit, a very dry exercise, i think we have a moral duty to the next generations and to our children and grandchildren to wipe the slate clean for them. we set out a plan that lasts about six or seven years to wipe the slate clean to rid people of that dead weight of debt that has been built up over time. just imagine if you didn't take t
May 1, 2012 5:30pm EDT
afghanistan. and exactly a year after the u.s. raid which killed osama bin laden. the british lawmakers say that rupert murdoch was responsible for the phone hacking scandal. >> rupert murdoch should not be running an international company like b sky b. >> shining a light on the occupy movement. they are having an impact on the world of art. welcome to our viewers on pbs in america. the president made a surprise visit to afghanistan. he is there to sign an agreement on future dealings with the country. for more on the trip and the future of relations between washington and kabul, i am joined by former u.s. defense secretary, richard cohen. he sizes agreement which marked involvement in afghanistan. 2024. what will that mean? >> that was always the plan. the notion that we would be there just for a short time, that meaning a decade. changing afghanistan on the ground will take decades and not just one. the plan was always to increase the troop level, then try to stabilize responsibility over to the army and police, reduce our presence, so we could have a prevention force that w
May 19, 2012 11:00am EDT
picture, indian cavalry that the british brought to the western front, the germans famous lanterns from germany invaded france and belgium in 1914 and they did so with 40,000 soldiers on horseback. eight cavalry division. what were they thinking in the days of barbwire and the machine gun? which of course ended it the days of heroic glorious cavalry charges for ever and the result was on the western front where most of the killing took place, the line between the two armies was roughly frozen in place for almost the entire war. for example in 1915, the year that saw probably more than a million troops on both sides killed or wounded on the western front in northern france and belgium, a year that saw several enormous allied attacks to capture territory from the germans, the allies over the course of the war and those million total casualties gained eight square miles of ground and instead of the los glorious cavalry charges they found themselves fighting an absolutely devastated landscape, they found this is the result of hundreds of millions of artillery shells fired over the cour
May 11, 2012 1:30pm EDT
. >>> make sure the capital requirements are not that different. now in this trading operation, the british looked at what we're doing and at one point they expressed sympathy and now they're at the sam point. now they say no investment banking, no hedge funds, no equity funds in a bank. in a commercial bank. you can have it in the same holding company. it's got to be in the separate part to have holding company. we're going to make a great wall between one side of the holding company and the other side of the holding company. i don't know if that's any easier. the banks obviously don't like that. i don't know what they like least. they are after the same problem. they have a somewhat different approach. you could argue their approach is much more rigorous than what we have. the banks can choose if they like that poison or our poison. i don't think either of them are poison. we found it difficult in the federal reserve and it became even more difficult in the midst of the crisis to maintain a dings between parts of the holding company. everybody leaps over the boundaries. authorities say we
May 27, 2012 9:00pm EDT
pacific here on c-span. >> next, a british prime minister david cameron takes questions in the house of commons. commencement speeches by first lady michelle obama and ca director david petraeus. and "q&a" with former secret service agents clint hill. david cameron answered questions on the health of the british economy. he noted unemployment is decreasing although youth unemployment remained unchallenged. at the end of the session, the speaker announces that aung san suu kyi will address both houses of parliament in late june. this is about 35 minutes. >> question to the branprime minister. >> thank you. i had meetings with ministerial colleagues and others and in addition, i shall have further such meetings later today. >> [inaudible] does the prime minister shiver when he thinks about what happened? >> i think any hon. lady makes a good point. it is worth while listening to what the director of the imf said yesterday. when i think back myself to make 2010 when the u.k. deficit was at 11% and i try to imagine what the situation would be like today, if no such program had been decided,
May 17, 2012 6:00pm PDT
deflationary. this is something the ecb would not accept. >> british banks would be at risk because of their loans to eurozone banks, businesses, and people. the bank of england has developed a contingency plan to protect british banks. >> the british banks are very international. the british banking system is a very large portion of our economy. if the guarantees of the government has given were called, we are the most indebted country in the world. >> however much we may congratulate ourselves, we cannot protect ourselves completely were the worst to happen over there. >> you are lucky newsday on the bbc. still to come, a distant world. the changing face of britain. >> the olympic flame is on its way to the u.k. following the handover in athens. a quick look at what is making front-page news around the world. there are denials there has been a run on deposits. they assured customers things are safe. is thek's fat loot headline. the initial share offering is just hours away. the advertising industry is skeptical of the $100 billion valuation. the trading losses sustained by jpmorgan c
May 22, 2012 11:00am PDT
of london at the british museum. he visited twice a week for years, drawing objects from the museum's vast ethnographic collection, and drawing inspiration from them that would have a lifelong impact on his work. (henry morre) primitive art makes a straightforward statement. its primary concern is with the elemental and its simplicity comes from a direct and strong feeling, which is very different from being simple for the sake of being simple, which only leads to emptiness. (narrator) moore's student work wasn't always well-received. one royal college professor declared: "this student is feeding on garbage." the student was unapologetic and went to paris in 1922 to experience modern painting and sculpture firsthand. he was thunderstruck by the monumentality of the figures in czanne's bathers. "the figures," he said, "appeared to be sliced out of mountain rock." two years later moore graduated and joined the royal college sculpture faculty, a post that gave him three days a week for his own work. and he looked hard at the work of contemporary artists like constantin brancusi, whose ra
May 19, 2012 2:30pm PDT
military location in america. he called it "the key to the continent." >> both the british and the americans knew that whoever controlled the hudson river would probably win the war. the best way to move a lot of people -- men, soldiers, supplies, provisions -- was by water, using ships and boats. so controlling the river networks in america was an important aspect in the war. >> massive fortifications were built and crammed with continental soldiers. >> show us your bayonets! >> all: huzzah! bayonets! >> to keep the british from traveling upriver and dividing the colonies, a giant, 100-ton chain was stretched across the hudson. these here are links from the original chain. each link weighs about 200 pounds each. >> yes, it did work. even though there was no attempts to get past the chain or to come up the river with british ships. it was deterrent to the british. >> in 1779, washington moved his headquarters to west point. it was here that america's most famous traitor tried to betray his country. his name has become the symbol of treason. >> i think that was benedict arnold. >> b
May 28, 2012 9:00am EDT
the british museum and it's been recently discovered that there's a patch, very interesting patch, which was discovered underneath it was the outline of a fortification and it happens to be in the area where historian jim horn believes the colonists from the lost colony went, the areas which they went. and we've done some preliminary work there, found some interesting artifacts that looked like they could be 16th century, so this is all brand-new and we're just sort of on the cusp we think some pretty exciting discoveries. >> caller's from memphis next eugenia, go ahead with your comments. >> caller: my husband's ancestors came to jamestown in 1616 and then we see him in elizabeth city, i find him in elizabeth city, and i wondered exactly where elizabeth city was in reference to jamestown. >> well, it's now where hampton is, modern hampton is, and actually virginia beach. i think it was a larger county at one point that took all the hampton -- almost all of hampton rhodes, so it's not far from here, probably 20, 30 miles. >> raleigh, north carolina, next up is betty. go ahead with
May 15, 2012 11:30am PDT
painted lyrically beautiful landscapes that changed the face of british art. when he died in 1851, he was one of the wealthiest and most famous artists in britain's history. throughout his career, he was always well aware of the key to his success. (reader) "the only secret i have got is damned hard work." (narrator) turner's life and career began in london. by 1788, at the age of 14, j.m.w. turner was apprenticed to an architect as a draftsman. architectural views appeared in his works throughout his life. the next year, turner entered the royal academy of arts school at somerset house. its president, the painter joshua reynolds, endorsed the prevailing view that ranked paintings in a clearly defined hierarchy. history painting was considered the noblest because it could portray events drawn from historical incidents, literature, the bible and mythology. genre painting, scenes from daily life, came next because they also offered examples of virtue to inspire the viewer. then came the more lowly categories of portraiture, landscape and still life, which were disdained as mere transcri
May 23, 2012 8:30pm EDT
acquisition, thereby producing more money available to british businesses and small businesses. does the government agree with that recommendation and will they work with the bank of england to implement it as soon as possible? >> i think the gentleman raises an important point. this is a difficult issue to get right. here we are rightly discussing two problems. one the need for growth. the other, the need for financial stability and making sure you're safe with the head winds of a potential eurozone storm approaching. i think the best approach is to work hand in glove with the bank of england to get that balance right. that's what the government will do. >> i'd like to congratulate the prime minister on his stamina. he has done three summits in two days on two continents. can i reiterate the points made, we have to -- what we need, and it's essential that we have a review of nato's strategy with a full commitment by all its members. >> i'd like to thank my friends. that will be enough summits for some time. the g-20 will soon catch up with us. what he says about nato is right. we need t
May 1, 2012 7:00am EDT
. the committee said the 81-year-old british tycoon's paper misled parliament during its inquiry into the scandal which -- into the scandal. hello and welcome to g.m.t. i'm george. also in the program, main-stream politicians beware from greece to france to spain. there's mounting anger over the emphasize on budget cuts. they live, work and type together but can soldiers really trust their afghan colleagues? it's 7:00 a.m. in washington. 1:00 in the afternoon in paris and midday here in london where a highly-anticipated report by british parliamentary committee has heavily criticized rupert murdoch and his son, james, over the phone hacking scandal at the now-defunct "news of the world" tabloid paper. he said he was -- said he was not a fit person to have stewardship over a major international company. >> that corporately at news world and news international misled the committee repeatedly about the true extent of the nature of the what they claimed to have carried out in decision to the phone hacking and failed to disclose documents that would have revealed the truth. as a result of
May 16, 2012 7:00am EDT >> now to london for prime minister's question time live from the british house of commons. every wednesday when parliament is in session prime minister david cameron takes questions from the house of commons. the house is wrapping up other business. this is live coverage on c-span2. >> good news for the business. >> number 8, mr. speaker. mr. speaker, the tax rate in ireland has been a key factor in the caribbean investment. the working group chaired by the second secretary is currently considering the potential impact of involving the power to bury the corporation tax rate to the assembly. >> a big believer in lower taxes in terms of stimulating the economy. and involve the administration in northern ireland and the treasury to lower the corporation tax rate for northern ireland. >> pleased to hear the fact of the current reductions. my right hon. friend, delighted to hear the 67,000 more people are insured since the election. and we have to pull up a working group working closely with the minister and the treasury to see whether further tests are made in reducing
May 10, 2012 6:00pm PDT
soil of a plot to blow up a u.s. airline was a british national. he was thought to have infiltrated all kinda -- al qaeda in yemen. there is concern among senior officials said details of the operation have been late. >> we know nothing at all about where the leak has come from, and we know very few details about a person involved, the would-be farmer who is apparently of a british national and a holder of some of british passport. there seems to be a good deal of frustration and the united states that these these shows are emerging, and defense secretary leon panetta spoke of briefing before reporters at the pentagon explaining how much damage to the details leaking out can do to the work of securities services. >> of the former director of the cia, i have to tell you those kinds of leaks are very harmful to the intelligence community. our effort has been to try to get individuals who can provide intelligence to work with us, and to be able to do that effectively, you have to protect these people, and you have to protect the confidence and classification and covert nation of this kind
May 7, 2012 8:00pm EDT
, prince harry has bravely followed a tradition general races of british royals before him by serving his country in the military. he is an army officer in the british army since tuition. and deployed with the household cavalry regiment to helmand province in 2008. during his time there, he served in the front line directing american and british aircraft among enemy targets. he has shown he knows what it means to lead by example. even when it means possibly paying the ultimate price. almost three years ago, he applied for private training at the army air corp. his aptitude and skills were islely suited to this role and he earned a place in the apache helicopter course as a result of that. the end of this training, his training this year, he was awarded the flag for best co-pilot guide. one of two awards that mark the best students in the course and he is now serving as an apache pilot with three regiment air corp. on the other hand, prince harry has wholeheartedly continued the royal tradition of advocating on behalf of society's less fortunate. clearly, the loving effort prin
May 23, 2012 7:00am EDT
to london for prime minister's question time live from british house of commons. prime minister david cameron takes questions from members of the house of commons. prior to question time the house is wrapping up other business. this is live coverage on c-span2. >> how do we make sure that doesn't happen? >> ministers in my department had robust meetings with the government of sudan. i can tell the hon. gentleman that the message we give is that it is important that the oil should be brought back into commission. the oil should be exported from sudan and the african union road map should be adhered to by both sides. >> questions for the prime minister. >> this morning i had meetings with ministerial bodies and others and in addition to my duties i shall have further such a meeting later today. >> bradley. >> people recognize the government with the deficit. most shiver about that. >> the honorable lady makes a good point. it is worth while listening to how managing director of the imf said yesterday. when i think back to may of 2010 when the deficit was at 11% and i tried to imag
May 10, 2012 7:00am EDT
mount olympus. >> the british-born hairstylist, of the bell system, has died at his home in los angeles. his originality and style became famous in the 1970's. >> it was a creative style that helped shape a revolution in the 1960's and made vidal sassoon a sensation around the world. his styles like the bob cut liberated women from high maintenance beehives. they define the look of a generation. in london, he opened his first store there in 1956 before sweeping across the u.k. and america. >> we're looking at a faces and the carving, the shapes. this is incredibly exciting. nobody else has that privilege , only hairdresser's. >> for decades, he dominated the fashion industry around the world -- as successful and influential in china as he was in the west. >> i cut your year. >> catching up with his old friends and looking back on a career which changed hairstyle fashions for ever. he put most of his wealth back into plant. philanthropy. he made los angeles his home. in 2012, he went to a premiere of a documentary about his life. he was believed to be fighting leukemia. he died at his ho
May 25, 2012 6:00pm PDT
worse. -- in the fallout of the crisis gets worse. what is british banking exposure to public and private debts in those countries? in greece, it is 2.5 billion pounds. in portugal, it is just under 13.5 billion. italian loans totalled around 38.5 billion. in spain, nearly 60 billion pounds. " spain has been a mature economy in the euro zone. it has attracted a lot of investment from all around the world. there is also direct exposure because some of u.k. banks' own spanked -- banks in spain. >> british investors and others will watch anxiously to see how the spanish government tackles the financial problems. >> catching a dragon by the tail. free enterprise has made its debut. -- space debut. >> the prime minister has said he does not read -- for deciding whether news corp. should take control of bskyb. the cultural secretary and tony blair are due to appear at the inquiry next week. the scottish party have launched their campaign for scotland to leave the united kingdom. the campaign is beginning more than two years before a referendum on the issue will be held. a billionaire is
May 28, 2012 12:00am EDT
on c- span. >> next, a british prime minister david cameron takes questions in the house of commons. after that, a discussion on media coverage in china. tomorrow, a retired colonel from the military officers association of america. he will talk about the education benefits for americans in the 2013 request. troops here at home and abroad. part of our week-long columnist series. washington journal, live at 7:00 -- 7:00 a.m. >> given a choice between tyranny and freedom, people will choose freedom. people want the best for their children and they want their creativity and their hard work to be rewarded. people want the freedom to speak their minds, choose those who will lead them, and the right to embrace their faith. >> notable figures from the past three decades online at the c- span video library. >> david cameron answered questions on the health of the economy. unemployment remains a challenge. this is about 35 minutes. sudan and the african union road map should be adhered to by both sides. >> questions for the prime minister. >> this morning i had meetings with ministerial bodi
May 4, 2012 2:00am EDT
took approximately seven weeks, during which time the british attack andrew jackson and his men at new orleans and all the hickory just plain demolished the british wars, a couple thousand british soldiers were killed. so it is in some sense hardly surprising people to remember this war given the sequence of events were just too dang confusing. and by the way, the treaty that ended the war was not income essentially nothing because the stated reasons for going to where we left entirely out of the treaty. now we have andrew jackson. and that's john quincy adams by the way standing in the short jacket. the treaty can be summed up in a lack of the phrase that quincy avenue, which is status quo antebellum. that is the way things were before the war. no territory change from a very little change in fact really except that in some ways psychologically and politically in particular the war with some pain of a watershed. and while this not have proved a memorable war, i'd like to make the case it was nonetheless a very important war in shaping the american character. to put it in more cont
May 24, 2012 2:00am EDT
. i appreciate what the prime minister and british government have done, indeed successive governments. in making a priority, and i acknowledge your champing the cause of burma for his chairmanship of the g8, can he not find a little space for yemen? a stable yemen is in our interests. if we don't support this country, al qaeda will take it over, and it will bleed to death. >> the gentlemen knows i agree absolutely with him about this. and my contribution in the g8 talking about the next g8, as it is very important we look to the security and development priorities of the future. and i think yemen and somalia are both squarely in that bracket. in yemen it was extremely distressing what happened in terms of that absolutely hideous bomb attack and the loss of life. i think we have to focus a huge amount of effort. there is a development effort that is going in with i think 26 million pounds being announced by terms of investment in that country there is also an enormous amount of security assistance we need to give that country. >> andrew stevenson? >> speaker, can i echo wha
May 20, 2012 9:00pm EDT
problem with the economy is a british business is not working hard enough? >> i have to admit perhaps i have been over using my mobile phone but as prime minister i know how to use a mobile phone rather than throw it to the people who work for me. [shouting] >> i do think there will be common ground between the british view in europe and the fringe of view. the french president went on how he would stimulate growth. the french president said the means would be extra public spending sins we want to rein it in. the french president does not back the labor view that the way out of the debt crisis is to borrow more, spend more, but i do think what we need to have in britain, absolutely vital is the lower interest rate that we have which when this government came to power we have the same interest rates. today hours are below 2% where spanish rates are over 6%. to the shadow chancellor from a secondary position that somehow this was delusional let me remind him what he said. the simplest measure of monetary and fiscal credibility is long-term low interest rates. that is what britai
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May 19, 2012 3:00am EDT
back of a taxi? some say maybe, but others say maybe not. and what do british women say make the perfect man? i can make a joke about just wanting him to have decent teeth, but not only would that be hackie, but outdated since british no longer have awful teeth, so i won't. >> that was a backhanded insult. >> i don't believe a word, sir. i believe it was a fore handed compliment. >> in that case all is good. see you later. let's welcome our guest. she is so hot that her chair requires a trivet. i am here with juliette hudy. don't do that, please. and he tickles more rib than a thorasic surgeon. that is david angelo, writer and comedian and he is now worth 25 cents a share, bill schulz. and he is so sharp he moon lights a as an ice pick. it is michael money -- monehan. and our new york times correspondent, good to see you, pinch. >> today in architecture review, a reporter profiles columbia once known for cocaine and murder it is one of the most ambitious urban projects. there is a new dentist the say hello to my little friend ak47 firing range, and of course the newly opened boog
May 3, 2012 2:30pm PDT
. >> one of the classified documents referred to british targets in afghanistan. even though we have a chance to attack the british, he says, which not waste our efforts to do so, but concentrate on defeating america. what emerges here is that by the time he was killed, osama bin laden was struggling to remain in control of al qaeda. the organization had already fragmented. today's offshoots have sprung up pretty independently in pakistan, yemen, iraq, somalia. there is no longer firm control at the top. >> al qaeda was already on the decline before the death of bin laden. the group is struggling to be relevant. there are new outfits that have emerged from the shuttle that have their own resources and leadership, desire to plot and plan mass casualty attacks. they did not need al qaeda to do it but they are motivated by bin laden's ideology. that is one of the most relevant aspects. >> bin laden was a high of the charismatic figure for many. for many, it is surprising that his memory was revised to day -- was revived today. his organization is a shadow of what it once was. >> as fran
May 17, 2012 6:00am PDT
of soldiers killed since the war began in 2001 has topped 3,000. british major general david hook is director of a program to talk to taliban soldiers to quit fighting and reintegrate into society. he says the situation is improving. >> so far, we've had over 4,400 come into the program since the program started in october 2010. >> reporter: hook said the number of taliban fighters has fallen to between 20,000 and 30,000. he says the group is weakening, as its members return to civilian life. >> we'll give them a choice. the choice is to die, to be captured or to reintegrate. and the reason we're seeing more people coming in over the last three to four months is because that pressure is starting to have an effect on the insurgency. >> reporter: hook says he also believes some taliban leaders are seeking peace negotiations with the afghan government. he says he intends to keep up the military pressure on insurgents, at the same time as promoting dialogue, hoping that this strategy will undermine solidarity among the taliban. hideki yui, nhk world. >>> next, there's been another develo
May 2, 2012 12:30am PDT
british lawmakers to accuse rupert murdoch of willful blindness over phone hacking. a diplomatic crisis threatens to derail talks between the u.s. and china. it is 11:00 a.m. and singapore. >> it is 4:00 a.m. in london. broadcasting to viewers on pbs in america and around the globe. president obama has marked the anniversary of the shooting death of osama bin laden by making a surprise visit to afghanistan. he signed an agreement about the role of the u.s. after nato and its combat operations in 2014. he delivered a presidential address to the american public. he announced that 23,000 more u.s. troops would leave this summer as the u.s. wound down its combat role. our washington correspondent reports. >> air force one touched down in afghanistan in the middle of the night on the anniversary of the killing of bin laden. the president only briefly eliminated by the flash of cameras -- illumniated by the flash of cameras. >> a year ago, we were able to bring osama bin laden to justice. that could have only happened because each and every one of you, in your own way, were doing your jobs. >
May 11, 2012 5:00am EDT
prime minister and the editor, a british media ethics inquiry to hear from the former head of the "news of the world" about her relations with david cameron. and if breivik asks to make a statement in court amid harrowing accounts of his massacre on the island of otoya. filipinos protest against what they see as chinese bullying. welcome to "bbc world news." i'm david eades. also coming up -- the olympic orbit, a first look at the u.k.'s largest sculpture built to mark the london 2012 olympic games. just how close were the ties of rupert murdoch's "news of the world" international papers and the british government? the former chief executive of the company, rebecca brooks, is to give evidence shortly at a inquiry which is running here in london, and it's expected she'll talk about her relations with the current and former prime ministers. there are claims that she and david cameron regularly texted one another as well as meeting frequently in business and social circles. >> rebecca brooks is the former executive who was courted by prime ministers. her papers backed tony blair thre
May 10, 2012 5:00am EDT
greek father and a british mother. he has been chosen to represent the beginning of britain within all of this, given his jewel heritage. but interesting that the first torch bearer, when we will see in a little while is a greek swimming champion, but he too has a greek father and a british mother. so very much thought through that they wanted the first two torch bearers to represent the unity of the two nations. >> music written, original music written by messini. let's remind you here with us, following all of this with us on "bbc world news" is an expert on the area and the olympics, a resident of olympia of many, many years standing, also joining us, the author of the book "the history of the olympic torch". and just a little while ago, we are talking about the classical dress we are now witnessing. those are the heralds, the men, and there are women. >> they're representing the way the ancient presesses were dressed, and those girls from the mother city of olympia would also perform similar ceremonies when they had the games for women. this is different from the olympics. >> y
May 7, 2012 12:00pm EDT
news, a member of the british royal family coming across the pond. why prince harry is on his way to washington. >> i just remember something dragging me down. a startling end to a dream vacation. you've seen these pictures. a tourist mauled by cheetahs. she lives to tell the story. >> and another story is unbelievable. bees invading the front porch of a d.c. home. >> gray skies to start the workweek. we will >> your watching abc 7 news at noon atwith steve chenevey and cynne simpson. >> police investigating the death at churchill downs. man's body was found a short distance from the winners stall. the victim was identified as a 48-year-old man who worked at the track for. if there is suspicion of foul play a. desiccators car treating this as a homicide. >> a spanish woman is telling a horrifying story after being mauled by cetus, on the south african vacation. >> she was inside a preserve with what were supposed to be tame she cheetahs. >> both of them turned on my wife and i don't think the guide even knew what to do? . >> two of the big cats but the woman and clawed her arms and l
May 7, 2012 4:30am EDT
harry will be here. >> are you serious? >> people had no idea that british royalty will be visiting the american capital. the son of prince charles has a couple of events planned. first up is a visit to the british ambassador's historic residence where he will meet with american and british troops participating in the sporting competition for wounded servicemen. then he will receive a humanitarian award for his work with injured troops. >> he is a nice young man appeared >> even in a town used to celebrities, and they are not used to visits from royalty. >> it has been a long time. >> it takes away from the things we need to focus on. how are we going to solve our deficit? >> many think it is neat. she just moved here. >> i do not know of any royalty ever coming to seattle. >> later on, there will be some folks trying to get a glimpse of prince harry. if you are a big fan of the royal family, he is not expected to attend any event that are open to the public. >> some people are just catching that blimps appeared quite with prince harry, a he maypop -- some people are just catching a
May 26, 2012 12:00am PDT
the dalai lama you may not have seen before. >> i love your accent. british accent. >> thank you, your holiness. i like your accent. this is "piers morgan tonight." our big story tonight, the dalai lama, tibet's spiritual leader in exile, is is one of the world's most visible and honored holy men. he's a nobel peace prize winner, in the u.s., my honor to welcome his holiness, the dalai lama. your holiness, how are you? >> fine. >> you were at the mayo clink. you've had your annual checkup. everything good? >> everything good? >> everything healthy? >> last one was seven years. annually i got checked, yeah. >> yeah. >> so basic sort of physical condition remain more the same. >> that's good. yes? you are probably the most famous person i have ever interviewed. >> really? >> do you like being that famous? >> no, no, no, no. i describe myself as a monk, no more, no less. i am one of the seven human beings. basically, we are the same. you are british or -- >> i'm british, yes. >> i'm tibetan. these are things. basically, your emotion, my emotion, your mind, my mind, your -- of course diffe
May 23, 2012 3:00pm PDT
of london at the british museum. he visited twice a week for years, drawing objects from the museum's vast ethnographic collection, and drawing inspiration from them that would have a lifelong impact on his work. (henry morre) primitive art makes a straightforward statement. its primary concern is with the elemental and its simplicity comes from a direct and strong feeling, which is very different from being simple for the sake of being simple, which only leads to emptiness. (narrator) moore's student work wasn't always well-received. one royal college professor declared: "this student is feeding on garbage." the student was unapologetic and went to paris in 1922 to experience modern painting and sculpture firsthand. he was thunderstruck by the monumentality of the figures in czanne's baths. "the figures," he said, "appeared to be sliced out of mountain rock." two years later moore graduated and joined the royal college sculpture faculty, a post that gave him three days a week for his own work. and he looked hard at the work of contemporary artists like constantin brancusi, w
May 7, 2012 6:00am EDT
a humanitarian leadership board. brianne carter is live outside the british embassy in new york stock beinalking -- i mean watching for the prince's arrival. >> she is looking like kate middleton. >> i have to get into character. we are outside the british embassy. this is one of two stops the prince is expected to make today. he will be at the british ambassador's residence next door for the first of his two stops. first reading he will have with a number of members of the military, british and american military who participated in the quarter games last week in kcolorado. it is the paralympic style event. he will be honored with an award by an organization called the atlantic council. every year they hold an annual gala honoring a number of people. prince harry will be honored for his distinguished humanitarian leadership work with wounded members of the military, tied to the first event scheduled today. a year or so ago we had royals in washington. prince charles was here. there's excitement surrounding when they come to town. so many people just want to get a glimpse of the
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